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Nigeria stronger together, Osinbajo insists

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Nigerians from all walks of life must endeavour to commit to ensuring Nigeria’s unity, because the nation is stronger together than apart, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pleaded.

He stressed the need to discountenance differences in religious, ethnic and political affiliations in his charge yesterday, at the interdenominational church service for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

Represented by Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Vice President said: “Nigerians must at every opportunity insist that every great multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation has, through thick and thin, fought to realise the great dividends of diversity and pluralism.”

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He implored Nigerians to, as a mark of honour for the sacrifices of the men and women of the armed forces, show more commitment to the unity of the nation and the task of building a better society.

Osinbajo went on: “The struggle to ensure a more perfect federation is a lifelong enterprise to which each generation must resolutely commit.”

While paying tributes to the military heroes and heroines, he observed that their sacrifices embodied ultimate patriotism, as they laid down their lives in the line of duty.

“Drawn from all across the country, these brave men and women of the armed forces have made our nation proud and their lives show us what it means to be patriots. Each one of them reminds us of the timeless words of our national pledge: to be faithful, loyal and honest, to serve Nigeria with all our strength, to defend her unity and uphold her honour and glory,” he added.

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